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MSG (Ret) John Walter Cowart, 72, of Richland, died Monday, May 9, 2022, in the Harry S Truman VA Medical Center of Columbia.

He is survived by his wife Drucella Cowart of the home; four children, Michelle Dawn Thayer of Richland; Mary Suzanne Slaughter (Robert) of Lebanon; Rachel Lee (David) of Richland, and Shelbee Cowart-Hernandez of Richland; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four siblings, Kathy Coward of Tecumseh; Marilyn White of Lake Zurich, Ill.; Diana Woodward of Independence, and Jeff Cowart of Gainesville; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Celebration of Life services with military honors will be held at noon Saturday, May 14, 2022, in the Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville/St. Robert.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon Saturday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of MSG (Ret) Jon Cowart and left at Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville/St. Robert. Online condolences can be sent at